Tag: Trudeau, Justin

Trudeau Survived. Now Stop Pretending Canada Is a Diverse Paradise.

TORONTO — Justin Trudeau better take this minority seriously. The prime minister of Canada, re-elected on Monday with a less powerful government, can’t ignore his country’s racism problem anymore. Not long after explosive old photos showing three instances of Mr. Trudeau wearing brownface and blackface were published, a Liberal member of Parliament insisted that her […]

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Justin Trudeau, Humbled, Gets a Second Chance

Justin Trudeau’s victory in Canada’s national elections on Monday followed what he called one of the “nastiest” campaigns in Canadian history. That may be true, to the degree that much of the campaign was about him and some bad decisions he made, and it featured a lot of name-calling. At one point supporters of his […]

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Trudeau Re-election Reveals Intensified Divisions in Canada

Canada is often viewed as a model of harmony. Monday’s election suggests the country’s regionalism is growing. On much of the east coast, the Conservative Party struggled. In the western prairies, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his Liberal Party were shut out. A Quebec party that advocates independence from Canada surged. The results of Canada’s […]

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Justin Trudeau’s Anemic Victory

CALGARY, Alberta — This should not have been a competitive election. When Justin Trudeau won a healthy majority government in 2015, it seemed as if destiny itself had cleared the way for the scrappy scion of former Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau to dominate Canadian politics for years to come. Neither the Conservative Party nor the […]

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Canada Votes Today. Here’s What You Need to Know

A rock star of progressive liberalism overseas, Mr. Trudeau faces one of the toughest political challenges of his life in this election, which is the tightest in recent memory. What’s Happening Monday? The Canadian national vote is, in fact, 338 separate elections to pick local members of Parliament. The party that wins the largest number […]

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Obama Endorses Trudeau for Re-election Ahead of Canada Vote

MONTREAL — Former President Barack Obama endorsed Justin Trudeau’s re-election as prime minister on Wednesday, potentially giving him a lift just days before Canadians go to the polls in closely fought elections. “I was proud to work with Justin Trudeau as President,” Mr. Obama wrote on Twitter. “He’s a hard-working, effective leader who takes on […]

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Trudeau’s Tough Fight Could Make Canada’s Small Parties Kingmakers

GRAVENHURST, Ontario — When Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s image as a liberal reformer crumbled during the lead-up to Canada’s national election, an opportunity opened for competing left-wing parties to attract disaffected voters. But as the campaign heads into its final week, it hasn’t quite played out that way. The prime minister and his Liberal Party […]

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Justin Trudeau’s Conservative Rival Discloses He Has Dual U.S. Citizenship

OTTAWA — The leader of Canada’s Conservative Party, Justin Trudeau’s chief rival to become prime minister, acknowledged on Thursday that he also holds American citizenship. Andrew Scheer, 40, did not disclose his dual citizenship until The Globe and Mail, a Toronto newspaper, revealed it. Dual citizens are not barred from political office in Canada, nor […]

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Justin Trudeau, the Instagram Prime Minister, Struggles to Resonate with Young Voters

MONTREAL — Four years ago Emmanuel Amoussa, a chemistry student, voted for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada, drawn by what he saw as a young progressive leader whose policies on climate change and immigration resonated with him and other members of his generation. This time, though, Mr. Amoussa, who is now 22 and studies […]

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Late Night Shocker: A Canadian Scandal!

Welcome to Best of Late Night, a rundown of the previous night’s highlights that lets you sleep — and lets us get paid to watch comedy. If you’re interested in hearing from The Times regularly about great TV, sign up for our Watching newsletter and get recommendations straight to your inbox. Facepalm Canada’s prime minister, […]

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Brownface, Blackface and About-Face. Is Trudeau Who He Says He Is?

OTTAWA — Canadians from Newfoundland to British Columbia struggled with the past misdeeds of their leader this week when images surfaced of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in blackface and brownface makeup. Could this be the same Mr. Trudeau who has welcomed thousands of refugees and has frequently apologized for Canada’s history of Indigenous abuse? Did […]

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With Brownface Photos, Is Trudeau Who He Portrays Himself to Be?

The revelation that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada dressed up in brownface makeup at an “Arabian Nights” party has reinforced a narrative that has dogged him throughout his political career and now threatens his re-election: that he isn’t really who he portrays himself to be. Mr. Trudeau has long cast himself as a glittering […]

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2001 Photo of Trudeau in Brownface Makeup Roils Canada Election

OTTAWA — The re-election campaign of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada was thrown into turmoil Wednesday when Time magazine published a 2001 photograph of him wearing brownface makeup at a private school party. Time said the photograph had been taken when Mr. Trudeau, then a 29-year-old teacher, attended an “Arabian Nights” themed costume gala […]

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